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Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

General Purpose

106.This is the first of two sections covering the arrangements for the audit of accounts produced by the Scottish Administration and certain other public bodies and office holders. The provisions in these 2 sections are made partly in implementation of the requirements imposed by section 70(1)(c) and (f) and (2)(b) of the Scotland Act. The intention is that the arrangements set out in these sections should be the standard arrangements for public audit of accounts under the control of the Auditor General which may be applied in future legislation.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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